Uri: The Surgical Strike, the Vicky Kaushal starrer movie which is based on the real-life surgical strike carried out by the Indian army on Sep 29, 2016, at the LOC is all set to re-release for free on Kargil Vijay Diwas.
URI: The Surgical Strike not just turned out to be a big hit, on its release, but also went on to strike a chord with the audience. The movie instilled a feeling of patriotism in everyone who watched it. In fact, the movie inspired a lot of people to join the Indian Army and serve the country.
Now according to some reports, the movie is all set to re-release in 500 theatres across Maharashtra on Kargil Vijay Diwas and that too “for free this time”.
Aditya Dhar the director of the movie was left overwhelmed when he got to know this. Expressing his feelings, he told PTI:
“I am deeply honoured that ‘Uri…’ is becoming a part of the Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations on 26th July. It’s a wonderful initiative by our honourable Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis sir to showcase the film in 500 locations across Maharashtra. I truly hope ‘Uri…’ keeps motivating each and every Indian for generations to join hands in serving our nation to the best of their ability,”
Aditya Dhar also revealed how the team was flooded with messages from people telling how they got inspired by the movie and decided to join the army. He said that the team is hoping that the movie inspires more people to join armed forces. He said:
“We are flooded with so many messages, calls, and e-mails from young Indians who were inspired by the film and decided to join our armed forces. It’s truly the greatest validation for any filmmaker to know that somewhere their work has got the youth of India to think about the bravery, valour, and sacrifice of our brave soldiers and instil these very emotions in them,”
The trio of the movie – actor Vicky Kaushal, producer Ronnie Screwvala and director Aditya Dhar are once again teaming up for their next venture together titled Ashwatthama.